Pictures and CBS News

Don’t forget tomorrow is picture day.  Unfortunately, it is also PE day.  We will  have our picture after PE and lunch.  If you want to send an alternate outfit for picture day, I will give time for your child to change!

Today, Zack Daniel from CBS 6 Weather came and gave a presentation on weather to the 4th grade.  A group shot was taken and he assured us a “shout out” with a picture would appear on the news tonight!  He did not say which time frame though, as there are several evening news programs for the local CBS channel.

Prime and Composite Website

We are having a quiz on Wednesday on the prime and composite numbers.  I have inserted a link to a great website to practice!  You can click below!

Archeology Dig!

Thanks to Mrs. Connell, Mrs. Lloyd, and Mrs. Perini, who came in this morning to help with the archeology dig.  I also want to thank Dylan’s parents for sending in a bag of soil, Mrs. Clemens for organizing the sign-up genius and for donating the sand, and Anaya’s family for sending in the paintbrushes, which made our work so much easier!  A new page has been added to the blog for pictures – I have posted mine but will also update with pictures from parents as I get them!

Dolphin Folders

Parents:  Please check the dolphin folder for a permission slip to see Wrigley the dog as he visits our school!  We only have 6 students who can interact with him as he visits each class!  While we may not need him as a reading buddy, he can’t come into our room without these permission slips!

Grading Experiments

Today your child is bringing home a graded experiment sheet on water flow and absorption using three materials.  The grades on these papers were determined by the thoroughness used to reflect on the experiment.  A basic grade of A was given for recording the data.  A grade of 100% was given if the reflection made a connection of waterflow to our watersheds unit.  If the data was not recorded, points were taken for that.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Echo Lake Picnic

Order your pizza for our first ever book fair and picnic!

Papa Johns Pizza Available by ​Pre-Order ONLY For The Book Fair Family Picnic Night!!! ​

Orders due by 9-28-18

Child’s Name:_________________________________ Grade: ___________
Phone Number: __________________________ Teacher: _______________
# of cheese pizzas ($10.00 each): _________
# of pepperoni pizzas ($10.00 each): _________
TOTAL number of pizzas: ________________ TOTAL cost: $____________________

Checks made payable to: ELES PTA Send in attention to: Picnic Night

Questions? Contact Kelly Singleton at

Flyer about the event can be seen by clicking below:

Flyer for Book Fair Family Picnic Night 2018(5) pdf_b8afae24-cb11-4609-9a83-5520877b21ed


Math Science Innovation Center Info

MathScience Innovation Center Open House & Mars Engagement Day

Join us on Saturday, September 29, 2018 between 10:00am-2:00pm at the MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) for our Open House and Journey To Mars community engagement day. Kids will have the opportunity to build a straw rocket, create the first Mars habitat suing 3D printing pens, learn about the effects of lower gravity, and more! Enjoy lunch from a food truck and visit the NASA Challenger Learning Center at the MSiC. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit our Monarch Waystation and help tag Monarch butterflies.

Salt dough maps

A big shout out to Mrs. Connell and Mrs. Lloyd who came in today and helped us with our salt dough maps.  We will be finishing them tomorrow with paint!

Room Parent needed

Dear Parents:

Kendal’s mom had volunteered to be my room parent, but Kendal is now in Mrs. Hamilton’s class.  If anyone is interested in helping, please email

to let the PTA know.  My room parent will help with organizing materials, getting volunteers for class activities and helping organize Colonial Day.

Important Papers


Today is Dolphin folder day.  Many important papers came home today.  Please check the dolphin folder and send back the PTA Volunteer form (if you haven’t already) and the health history form.  The other forms are on a as needed basis.

I am attaching the volunteer training information form in case you don’t have it!

Lastly, please consider joining the PTA!  They donate $100 for each teacher to set up their classroom, and buy books for our school, and put on great events like Pumpkin Palooza!